LaserMotive Power Beaming team in prize running!

I as curator of SpinSpace, the Spindrift Space Gallery in Second Life, am one of LaserMotive’s 22 sponsors in their efforts to win the Laser PowerBeaming Challenge.  Here’s my Facebook entries:

LaserMotive's 22 sponsors - PowerBeaming Challenge

LaserMotive's 22 sponsors - PowerBeaming Challenge

Wed Nov 4th, 3:06 EDT – Two years ago, I became a sponsor of the Lasermotive team in the Power-Beaming Challenge [see Lasermotive's sponsors http://www.lasermotive.com/blog/?page_id=7 And now the contest is on!

3:11pm - You can watch the live Laser PowerBeaming Challenge coverage here. 3 teams competing, Space Pirates of Kansas were 1st up.

Source: live.spaceelevatorgames.org
5:22pm - U$2 million is the PowerBeaming prize! LaserMotive is next up at 5:35 EST for their 45-minute window.
5:57pm - LaserMotive climber fails to move on 3 lase tries; 30 minutes left in their slot, and the team is diagnosing it...
6:47pm - From the SpaceElevator blog:
14:57 PST: LaserMotive Climber aloft again Live at http://ustre.am/4mZA
15:00 PST: LaserMotive Climber is climbing!
15:10 PST: First climb was 4 minutes, 2 seconds - officially. They qualified for the $900K prize.
15:11 PST: Now trying a second climb
15:12 PST: Second climb completed - unofficially also 4:00 or so. These guys HAVE to be happy.....
YAY! 2 more days to improve.
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One Response to “LaserMotive Power Beaming team in prize running!”

  1. LaserMotive wins 2009 Power Beaming Challenge! « Paradoxically by Paradox Olbers Says:

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